If I want to stop a receded mature hairline, and keep a childhood hairline can propecia help do this? I actually believe its more MPB now than a mature hairline yet I have no to little MPB family history. I want to stop my hairloss im 23 years old. I have always had bad acne since I was young as well as a very bad itch thats been with me since about 14. The itch never went away and i tried every shampoo including prescriptions I could. I tried saw palmetto 320 a day and the itch vanished. I quit saw palmetto and recently restarted, but the itch was unaffected this time. Could this be MPB?
The short answer to whether your childhood hairline can be retained on Propecia is most probably “Nope.” Propecia works best at the crown of your head and although it seems to have some effect on the frontal region and hairline while you are less than about 35 years old, after that time one sees more hair loss in this area. Hair surgeons jokingly call this “Job Security.”
As for your itch, I have heard anecdotal reports of scalp itchiness related to hair loss, but no scientific evidence exists linking the two. To find out if you have male patterned balding (genetic), you should get a diagnostic mapping of your scalp for miniaturization to confirm if it is actually male patterned balding.
Finally, please do not go out and find a hair surgeon who will tranplant your childhood hairline (there are some unscrupulous people out there who will agree to do this for you – avoid them). Just remember that transplanted hair is permanent, and that as an older man you may not want a childhood hairline – it would look out of place or odd. You can always bring it lower in subsequent surgeries, but you cannot move it higher! I always tell my patients that the good and bad news about hair transplants is, they are permanent. This is not a place to make a mistake.